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English noun: conceit

1. conceit (feeling) feelings of excessive pride


Synonymsamour propre, self-love, vanity


Broader (hypernym)pride, pridefulness

2. conceit (communication) an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things


Broader (hypernym)figure, figure of speech, image, trope

3. conceit (communication) a witty or ingenious turn of phrase


SamplesHe could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit.


Broader (hypernym)turn of expression, turn of phrase

4. conceit (communication) an artistic device or effect


SamplesThe architect's brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree.


Broader (hypernym)device

5. conceit (attribute) the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride


Synonymsconceitedness, vanity


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)boastfulness, egotism, narcism, narcissism, posturing, self-importance, self-love, swelled head, vainglory


Antonymshumility, humbleness









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